17 New Instant Pot Cookbooks for Diehard Fans
The multicooker craze isn’t showing any signs of slowing down: More than five million people worldwide own an Instant Pot. To help you make the most of your machine, we've rounded up every new cookbook worth buying. From guides that cover Instant Pot basics and troubleshooting to titles that explore global cuisines, here’s a look at the top Instant Pot, pressure-cooker, and multicooker titles hitting bookshelves this fall.
Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot ($17) by Sheri Castle: Southern food lovers, rejoice! This pressure-cooker book balances classic dishes, updated favorites, and lesser-known specialties from all over the South. Shrimp and grits, Louisiana red beans and rice, hummingbird cake, and even the Chinese-meets-New Orleanian yakamein. First on our list? The sweet-and-salty key lime pie. (Photo via Clarkson Potter)
The Instant Pot Bible ($18) by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough: With more than 350 recipes and 25 flexible “road map” recipes, this book — the most comprehensive of the year’s Instant Pot cookbooks — is designed to be a workhorse in the kitchen. Each recipe has been tested for every model of the Instant Pot (including the new Instant Pot Max and its added sous vide setting). You'll also learn how to halve or double the recipe based on the size of your cooker. We've already bookmarked recipes for fried chicken, dan dan noodles, and chicken mole verde. (Photo via Little, Brown and Company)
The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook ($20) by Archana Mundhe: Authorized by Instant Pot itself, the book features 75 simplified Indian recipes that are easy enough to tackle on a time-strapped weeknight, with plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We love the headnotes that explain what region of South Asia each dish came from, how it’s traditionally served, and what to add to it to create a complete meal. The tandoori chicken wings and curried coconut shrimp are not to be missed. (Photo via Colin Price)
The Fresh & Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook: 75 Easy Recipes for Light Meals to Make in Your Electric Pressure Cooker ($20) by Megan Gilmore: Health food fiends, take note: Every recipe in this gluten- and refined-sugar-free cookbook comes with a breakdown of nutritional information. The book is jam-packed with wholesome food swaps (think millet “cornbread”), easy breakfasts like huevos rancheros, and fresh dinner ideas like taco salad. (Photo via Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House)
5-Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook: 150 Easy, Quick & Delicious Recipes ($20) by Marilyn Haugen: This smart and sensible guide to Instant Pot cooking (out November 15) contains a primer on various flavor base mixtures; hacks, including creating a foil sling to easily lift steamed food out of your multicooker; convenient instructions for dinner staples like hands-free risotto; and recipes for regional American favorites such as shrimp and grits. (Photo via Tango Photography)
The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook: Authentic Flavors and Modern Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker ($20) by Deborah Schneider: This book offers shortcuts for traditional Mexican dishes that typically cook all day, like chicken mole. We’ve bookmarked the Instant Pot tamales, chicken tortilla soup, habanero hot sauce, arroz con leche, and flan. (Photo via Erin Scott)
Better Homes and Gardens Fast or Slow: Delicious Meals for Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers, or Multi Cookers ($20) by Better Homes & Gardens: In addition to being rigorously tested, every single recipe offers two cooking choices for added flexibility — a fast option made in a stovetop or electric pressure cooker and a slow option made in a slow cooker. We’re into the entertaining-friendly pepperoni pizza dip, gyro nachos, and butternut squash shakshuka. (Photo via Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The New Complete Pressure Cooker: Get the Best from Your Electric or Stovetop Model ($20) by Jennie Shapter: Part reference, part recipe book, this 256-pager offers tutorials on selection, assembly, care, and cleaning, plus more than 120 dishes including Thai chicken noodle soup, Swedish meatballs, Mexican refried beans, and lemon curd. (Photo via Lorenz Books)
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot ($20) by Rinku Bhattacharya: Newbies will be introduced to broad regional classifications of Indian cuisine, and those familiar with it will be delighted to discover how easy it is to make building blocks of Indian cuisine, such as paneer, masala paste, and dosa batter in the pressure cooker. (Photo via Hippocrene Books)
Instant Pot Fast & Easy ($22) by Urvashi Pitre: After a degenerative disease limited Urvashi Pitre’s mobility, she turned to the Instant Pot to make healthy weeknight meals more manageable. Together, she and her husband were able to lose 175 pounds. She shares her know-how, global palate, and approachable humor with us in her upcoming release, out January 1, 2019. We can’t wait to travel to another country every night with recipes like Japanese chicken curry, Korean gochujang spiced pork, and Afghani spiced chicken and rice pilaf. (Photo via Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Comfort in an Instant: 75 Comfort Food Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker & Instant Pot ($22) by Melissa Clark: Many of the 50 pressure-cooked recipes are comfort foods you’ll immediately recognize, only infused with the New York Times food writer’s signature creative touch; think pimiento mac and cheese, chipotle brown sugar salmon, and chocolate-bourbon lava cakes with sea salt. (Photo via Clarkson Potter)
Affordable Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Quick + Clean Meals on a Budget ($22) by Jennifer Robins: Specialty diets like paleo, keto, low carb, Autoimmune Protocol, and the 21 Day Sugar Detox haven’t been left out of the pressure cooker craze. Look forward to low-fuss yet creative options like pressure-cooker Scotch eggs, date-sweetened bbq sauce, and two-faced avocado eggs. (Photo via Page Street Publishing)
Instant Pot Miracle 6 Ingredients or Less ($22) by Ivy Manning: One hundred recipes in this cookbook feature just six ingredients or less (excluding oil, broth, vinegar, and salt, and pepper) — and none rely on convenience foods, either. Get inspired by out-of-the-box ideas like braised calamari and even a whole rotisserie-style chicken. (Photo via Houghton Mifflin)
Instantly French! Classic French Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker ($25) by Ann Mah: French classics like onion soup, coq au vin, country pâte, and bouef bourguignon are suddenly weeknight appropriate, as pressure cooking cuts the prep time by more than half. (Photo via Ashley McLaughlin)
The Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: 130 Traditional & Modern Recipes ($25) by Chandra Ram: For this Indian-Irish American author, pressure cooking helped bring the Indian family meals she grew up eating back into her kitchen as an adult. The Instant Pot transforms traditionally long-simmered dishes like butter chicken into 20-minute meals. Pick up your copy November 9. (Cover design via Laura Palese; photo via Galdones Photography)
Martha Stewart’s Pressure Cooker: 100+ Fabulous New Recipes for the Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot ($26) by the editors of Martha Stewart Living: The nearly 100-page cookbook offers customizable legumes, grains, and vegetables suitable for any meal, so you can mix and match to create new meals all week long. Get a taste by trying Martha Stewart’s very favorite pressure cooker recipe. (Photo via Clarkson Potter)
The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook ($30) by Coco Morante: Get the low-down on Instant Pot settings, operation keys, various pressure release methods, tools, and troubleshooting. The 200+ recipes mix regional specialties, nostalgic throwbacks, and contemporary flavors. Think chile Colorado, turkey tetrazzini, and sake-poached sea base with ginger and green onions. (Photo via Ten Speed Press)
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